Anna in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
The Site of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church and Cemetery
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 22.322′ N, 84° 10.237′ W. Marker is in Anna, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Wapakoneta-Sidney Road (County Route 25A) and Harmon Road, on the right when traveling south on Wapakoneta-Sidney Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anna OH 45302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John W. Carey (approx. 1.6 miles away); Lois Lenski (approx. 1.9 miles away); Wenger One Room School (approx. 4.2 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 4.8 miles away); Rumley (approx. 4.8 miles away); Village of Rumley (approx. 4.8 miles away); Port Jefferson School Bell (approx. 5 miles away); Korn Field Airport (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anna.
More about This is an interesting location as the north boundary of the cemetery is exactly on the Greenville Treaty Line. If you look at an aerial/satellite view you can see the road to the east that laid on the line, and the line (no road) extending west, under the Honda engine plant, and on into Fort Loramie, where the line turned north to Fort Recovery.
Posted on a grave website is also this commentary, not verified as true.
"I wanted to let you know that, according to my dad, the St. Jacobs Lutheran Cemetery near Anna, OH was hit by an F4 tornado in the Palm Sunday outbreak of 1965 that hit Anna, Swanders, and Maplewood. My dad (elementary age at the time) lived in Swanders when the tornado went through. He said the cemetery was hit and the gravestones were scattered everywhere. The gravestones were lined up because no one knew where each stone went."
— Submitted October 3, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio.
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